Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Peter Allchorne

The Importance of Exactitude - German court finds Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ system risks misleading consumers

The Importance of Exactitude - German court finds Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ system risks misleading consumers

As competition between vehicle manufacturers gathers pace to bring to market ever more sophisticated driver assistance technologies, there is a very r ...

The Future of Mobility - Regulating for a modern, integrated transportation system

The Future of Mobility - Regulating for a modern, integrated transportation system

As part of a wider project looking at the future of transportation, in March this  year, the Department for Transport published a ‘Future of Transport ...

E-Scooters: The rent is on!

E-Scooters: The rent is on!

This week the government announced new regulations will come into force on Saturday 4th July that will permit trial of e-scooters.  The trial only leg ...

Interest rate change in personal injury claims

Interest rate change in personal injury claims

With effect from 1 June 2020, the interest rates payable on money held by the Court Funds Office have dropped as a result of the Bank of England’s int ...

COVID-19:  What is the Impact of the Lockdown on Claims Volumes

COVID-19: What is the Impact of the Lockdown on Claims Volumes

Following the lockdown and social distancing measures that have been enforced by the government since 17th March, there is a question over the impact ...

Preparing for a driverless future

Preparing for a driverless future

DAC Beachcroft Partner, Pete Allchorne asked leading transport planning consultant, Martin Wedderburn, for his views on the autonomous vehicle roadmap ...

Preparing for a driverless future?

Preparing for a driverless future?

The journey to vehicle automation is well under way, but there is much more to be done to enable the safe deployment of driverless cars when they come ...

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Following The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2020, published on 16 March 2020, the award for bereavement in fata ...

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

If reasons are given for the refusal to engage in ADR, the reasons should be explained to the other side (and, in many cases, the Court); if the reaso ...

Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules bring mandatory changes to statements of truth

Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules bring mandatory changes to statements of truth

The forthcoming 113th and 114th amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules will see changes to the requirements of the Rules insofar as witness statement ...